I am a recent graduate of Haverford College, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Health Studies. I am interested in educational and social psychology, and would like to go back to school to get a PhD in clinical psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy going on long runs, reading Russian novels, and attending Broadway shows.
Through my five previous years of tutoring middle school, high school, and college students, I saw firsthand how diverse student learning styles can be. For example, one explanation of the concept of absolute value may be helpful to one student, but utterly confusing to another. I am a great tutor because I make it a priority to discover each individual student's problem areas and create unique lesson plans and methods of instruction. I am also extremely patient and thorough when reviewing concepts and practice problems; I am more than willing to discuss a concept two or three times in varying ways if that is what the student requires. Furthermore, I always make sure to communicate effectively with parents/guardians so that they are aware of their children's progress and understand the teaching landmarks I have set for the student.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Haverford College - Bachelors, Psychology
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1550
SAT Math: 740
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 800
AP Biology: 5
AP Chemistry: 4
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Statistics: 5
AP English Literature: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP US History: 5
AP Art History: 5
AP Psychology: 5
Musical theater, Victorian literature
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students are capable of learning. No student can claim that he or she is simply "not good" in a certain area. With a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard, I believe every student has the potential to succeed in every academic area.